No fewer than 25 graduates of the 2018/19 academic session at Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete bagged first class honour.
The Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Abdulrasheed Na’allah made the disclosure during a press briefing to herald the 7th convocation ceremony of KWASU scheduled for Saturday.
According to him, out of the 1,352 graduating students, 592 had second class upper, 533 had second class lower while 46 others bagged third class. Also among the graduands are 151 Master’s students and five PhD students.
the VC said the institution would start a General Studies (GNS) in Japanese Language in the coming academic session through its Japanese Language and Culture Institute. This, he said, would help the students meet their foreign language requirement.
“Already as a University, we have foreign language requirement of every student. No student graduates from KWASU without meeting a foreign language requirement. Before now, it used to be French, Arabic, among others but now, we have added Japanese to it. We are now asking students to have that freedom to pick if they want Japanese Language.
“We recruited a Japanese from Japan who is also the Director, Japanese and Culture Institute. It is a new programme which will be offering Japanese Language as GNS starting from this coming academic year. The goal of this is to open up new horizon for our students, to let them know that the world is open to them.
“Imagine you speaking Japanese Language just through taking it as a GNS; that has already opened the door for you. It is already easy to go to Japan and interact with Japanese companies,” he divulged.